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Procession to Skalka

Procession to Skalka

Every year on theSunday closest to May 8, the feast day of St. Stanislaus the Bishop, aceremonious procession walks through the streets of Krakow. The processionparticipants follow the relics of the saint from the Wawel Cathedral to theChurch on Skałka – the place of worship of St. Stanislaus who died a martyr’sdeath on that very site on Skałka.This is how St. Stanislaus – the patron saintof the Wawel Cathedral, Krakow, and the entire Poland – has been commemorated inKrakow for almost 800 years.

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